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Where to pick up a quality ice cream as the heatwave hits, including Bury St Edmunds, Southwold and Lowestoft




With Suffolk set to reach sweltering temperatures of 28 degrees as a heatwave hits today, many of us will be desperately searching for ways to stay cool.

Look no further, as we share some of the tastiest quality ice creams for sale around Suffolk. Just make sure you eat them before they melt!

Deano's Ice Cream - Bury St Edmunds

Deano's ice creams
Deano's ice creams

Deano's Ice Cream stall, located on Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, is the perfect pit stop for a cooling treat.

Offering cones and tubs topped with a huge variety of toppings, from biscoff to crunchie to jammy dodger, these delicious creams are just a short walk from the Abbey Gardens so the perfect snack for a picnic or sunbathing session.

The stacked tubs are £5 each and cones are £2.

Deano's ice creams
Deano's ice creams

Harris & James - Southwold

Hailed as the 'best ice cream in Southwold,' Harris & James is open for take out ice creams and gelatos.

Located on East Street, the quaint store offers a huge variety of flavours and options.

Harris and James, Southwold. Picture: Google Maps
Harris and James, Southwold. Picture: Google Maps

Harris and James also sells handmade chocolates and coffees, so there's something for everyone, heatwave or not.

They own stores all over the east coast, including Aldeburgh and Holt, as well as Twyfords cafe in Beccles.

Ives Ice Cream Parlour - Aldeburgh

Ives Ice Cream Shop, Aldeburgh. Picture: Google Maps
Ives Ice Cream Shop, Aldeburgh. Picture: Google Maps

Selling luxury British ice creams, Ives Ice Cream Parlour has been a staple on the Aldeburgh high street for 25 years.

With over 30 flavours and just a short walk from the beach, Ives is the perfect stop for your frozen fix.

The Parlour - Lavenham

Ice Cream Parlour - Lavenham. Picture: Google Maps
Ice Cream Parlour - Lavenham. Picture: Google Maps

The Parlour offers award winning ice creams, sorbets, chocolates and truffles in the picturesque setting of one of Suffolk's 'prettiest villages'.

With a huge array of flavours, with four different types of chocolate ice cream alone, everyone is catered for.

The shop doubles up as a quaint gift shop, selling homewares and gifts, making it a must for anyone visiting Lavenham to shop.

Claremont Pier - Lowestoft

Ice cream from a stall on Claremont Pier, Lowestoft
Ice cream from a stall on Claremont Pier, Lowestoft

Nothing beats an ice cream by the sea, and the Claremont Pier in Lowestoft serves every flavour you could possibly desire.

With the sprawling beach backdrop and the sound of seagulls overhead, it is the perfect setting to enjoy the heatwave.

Where will you be enjoying the sun with an ice cream this week?

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